April 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Kate Bolton Bonnici

We are back just in time for National Poetry Month! New podcast hosts C Culbertson (they/them) and Lilia Shrayfer (she/her) sit down with Kate Bolton Bonnici, whose debut collection of poems Night Burial won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry. This inaugural episode features talks about what the lineage of classical poetry and scholarship can teach folks […]

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“The Intersection of the Self and the World”: An Interview with Caitlin Ferguson

Caitlin Ferguson holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Her work has appeared in Tar River Poetry Review, Twickingham Notes, Cathexis NW Press, and Colorado Review, among others. Currently, she lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she works in a bookstore and is an adjunct professor. On February 24th, Colorado Review editorial […]

Walking Poetry: An Interview with Poet Lucien Darjeun Meadows

Lucien Darjeun Meadows is a writer of English, German, and Cherokee ancestry from the Appalachian Mountains. An AWP Intro Journals Project winner, Lucien has received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, American Alliance of Museums, National Association for Interpretation, and University of Denver, where he is pursuing his PhD. C.E. Janecek: You’ve written multiple […]

An Interview with Kevin Phan, author of Mountain/West Poetry Series Book Dears, Beloveds

Kevin Phan lives in Colorado. He attended the University of Iowa (BA) and the University of Michigan (MFA). His poetry has previously appeared in Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, the Cincinnati Review, the Georgia Review, and many other fine journals. For a living, he works with the earth. Photography, mountain biking, backpacking, cooking, and organic […]

An Interview with Kate Bolton Bonnici, 2020 Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry

Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in rural Alabama and holds degrees from Harvard, NYU Law, UC Riverside, and UCLA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, the Southern Humanities Review, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She teaches early modern English literature and creative writing at UCLA. Bonnici’s collection Night Burial is […]

Human and Hungry: An Exploration of Maggie Queeney’s “What Kind of Animal You Would Be If You Could Be Any Animal” and Isaac Williams’s “Geospatial”

By Colorado Review Social Media Manager and Associate Editor Jordan Osborne Often, when looking through an issue of an unthemed journal, I’m surprised at the connections and synchronicities at work across the pages, especially when it seems that two pieces are inhabiting the same or similar emotional landscapes. In the Summer 2020 issue of Colorado […]

An Interview with Colorado Review’s Prose Book Review Editor, Susan Donnelly Cheever

Susan Donnelly Cheever is a writing teacher and tutor. She currently teaches at Beacon Academy, a small independent school working to close the educational achievement gap in Boston, and she runs her own online tutoring business, Writing Lighthouse. In addition to teaching, she has also worked as a writing workshop facilitator for Writers without Margins, a nonprofit […]

The Value of a Poem

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jack Berning For many of us, we find ourselves in a time and space of great solitude. We are distanced from those people and things we love, those people and things we do not love, and everything in between. We are reminded, perhaps, that when all else has left, the self does […]

Why a Social Media Cynic Loves Posting as Colorado Review

By Colorado Review Social Media Manager and Associate Editor Margaret Browne With the emergence of the Instagram poet, the rise of literary Twitter, and intensifying pressure to successfully brand one’s self as a writer and network online, the use of social media to an emerging writer is increasingly necessary and increasingly fraught—especially if you, like me, […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor and Poet Sawako Nakayasu

Of the poems published in the fall 2019 issue of Colorado Review, editorial assistant Jordan Osborne was most struck by Sawako Nakayasu’s “Ten Girls Stepping Into and Out of the Light.” Jordan was immediately curious about the world and mind in which the poem was created, drawn into a conversation with the piece about identity […]